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blitzer, who is live for us in jerusalem tonight, and anderson cooper and ben wedeman, both in gaza city. wolf, let me start with you if i may. a very tense day with claim and counterclaim coming almost on an hourly basis. there was going to be a cease-fire, then no cease-fire. both sides trading sort of insults and then offering fig leaves. what do you make of it all? as we talk now in the middle of a night there, what do you make of where we really are with this? >> well, throughout most of the day, i thought they were very close to reaching a cease-fire agreement. all the signs looked rather positive. then all of a sudden, on this day, it was getting increasingly more tense in the southern part of israel and what we've been seeing in gaza, very, very bloody as well. you wouldn't know that they are apparently rather close to some sort of a deal, that the egyptian government, the new president, mohammed morsi, seemed to be brokering. they may still get some sort of cease-fire agreement. it looks very tenuous to me right now but you know, sometimes just before, having covered cease-fires
>>> na dothat does it for us. we'll see you again one hour from now. piers morgan tonight starts right now. >> tonight cease fire, is hamas ready to lay down their arms? >> the right thing for the state of israel is to exhaust this opportunity to obtain a long-term cease fire. >> our prrnbrothers will guaran the understanding of this agreement. >> both sides tell me what it will take. >> i would prefer to say i would be cautiously optimistic. >> this is piers morgan tonight. >> good evening. our big story tonight. after 8 days of firing, a cease fire on the border. >> we want the entire world to understand that you we can explain the pale faces of the leaders of the enemy because they have failed in their attempt. >> i have to say that all of this was done with the firm support on the part of the leaders of the international community and i would like to thank president obama for his support. >> on both sides and around the world, what is the atmosphere like and is there a sense that hamas has strengthened it's position? >> there is to a certain degree. if you look at the terms o
's difficult for all parties, but it's not over and the best choice for all of us is to stop shooting. >> you'll hear more from that exclusive interview in a moment. we begin with cnn's arwa damon live in gaza city. arwa, i had a fascinating conversation with president peres earlier. he's still saying that it could go either way but what is your sense on the ground about the likely prospects of a cease-fire and how long will the israelis give it before committing to a possible ground offensive? >> reporter: the likelihood of a cease-fire seems to be increasingly elusive the longer this does drag on, and all through the night, we have been hearing the sound of air strikes, some of them have actually shook the building that we're standing in. we have also been seeing rockets continuously being fired from gaza city, from the center of the city towards israel. not a lot of optimism on the ground here amongst residents of the city who have been through this on so many occasions in the past, that there will be any sort of cease-fire that is going to take effect in the near future, not to mention on
negotiated with egypt and with the support of the united states, and it promises us what this whole campaign was about. it promises the people of southern israel peace and quiet. it promises them that they no longer have to live in constant fear of an incoming rocket launched from the gaza strip. it promises them for the first time in a very long time the possibility to live a normal life. and from our point of view, if these promises are fulfilled, that's a good thing. >> i understand that also it promises the people of gaza, perhaps, a better future. we're hearing via "the new york times" as i speak to you that the terms also state the underlying grievances of gaza, the movement that impedes through gaza, will be started 24 hours after the cease-fire is in effect. now, that is clearly a big move by israel. >> i think it's important to remember the following. there's cause and there's effect. when we pulled out of gaza in 2005, when we took down our settlements and pulled back to the international frontier, there were no restrictions in place whatsoever. our restrictions were in place when
>>> that's it for us. we'll be back one hour from now with all the latest from israel and gaza with the fighting there. "piers morgan tonight" starts now. >>> good evening. we start with breaking news tonight. you're looking live at israel, close to the gaza border, where fears of a ground water between israel and hamas are growing. air strikes have already killed 19 palestinians and three israelis as rockets and shells rain down on both sides. it's an extraordinarily dangerous situation. we'll go live to the region in a few moments. >>> meanwhile, a storm is brewing on capitol hill over benghazi. in closed door sessions, lawmakers saw a disturbing video from the night of the deadly attack. sources tell cnn it shows ambassador christopher stevens being dragged out of the compound. republicans are still blasting the white house response to that attack. i'll talk to senator john mccain in a minute. >>> in new york city, president obama meets with storm survivors where more than 25,000 households are still without power. more than two weeks after super storm sandy hit. >>> we begi
states and it promises us the people of southern israel peace and quiet. that they no longer have to fear rockets coming in. the promise of the possibility to live a normal life. >> i understand that it promises the people of gaza a better future we are hearing by the "new york times" that the terms stayed that under lying grievances the border restrictions the movement of people and goods will be addressed 24 hours after the cease fire is in effect. that is a big move by israel. i think it is important to remember the following, the there is cause and effect. when we pulled out of gaza and pulled back, there were no restrictions in place. that they no longer have to fear rockets coming in. the promise of the possibility to live a normal life. >> i understand that it promises the people of gaza a better future we are hearing by the "new york times" that the terms stayed that under lying grievances the border restrictions the movement of people and goods will be addressed 24 hours after the cease fire is in effect. that is a big move by israel. i think it is important to remember the follo
countries see opportunity in the united states of america. thanks for joining us. >>> good evening. breaking news tonight. you're looking live at a tense and fearful gaza city but what you can't see, thousands of israeli troops with tanks and armored vehicles poised on gaza's borders ready to invade if israel believes there's no chance for a cease-fire in its conflict with hamas. the world is watching and waiting. this was the scene earlier today. tonight, i talked to both sides of the conflict, listen to what israel's president, shimon peres, tells me about the looming threat of all-out war. you do believe, mr. president, that a ground war may be inevitable? >> well, i hope that we achieve cease-fire. the negotiations are still being continued. it's difficult for all parties, but it's not over and the best choice for all of us is to stop shooting. >> you'll hear more from that exclusive interview in a moment. we begin with cnn's arwa damon live in gaza city. arwa, i had a fascinating conversation with president peres earlier. he's still saying that it could go either way but what
think he's one of the finest leaders that this nation's ever produced. many of us feel terrible about all of the events that have transpired. but of course we're all accountable. every one of us. and unfortunately, in this town, usually the mantra is everybody's responsible so nobody's responsible. >> let's turn to events in israel and gaza. clearly escalating very dangerously again in the last 24 hours. what is your take on this and what do you think the american reaction should be, if anything? >> well, i think the whole area is unraveling. i think there's a lack of american leadership. i don't attribute that directly to this latest flareup. the thing that's changed now as opposed to previous confrontations between israel and hamas is that we don't know what role the egyptians are going to play here. the egyptians have been equivocal, as you know, on this whole issue of gaza and the sinai and all those things so it will be very interesting to see how the egyptians come down on this. i don't think there's any doubt this is a terrible escalation. thank god they've got iron dome but ob
of the people who will see your program at the end of the day, if you do have personal animosity towards us, do not transfer that on to the rest of the people of the united states. we love the people of the united states and they also wish in peace. >> do you condemn the attack that caused his murder? >>. >> fundamentally, any action that is provokative and offends anyone, we condemn and we condemn extremist views. it has very little or nothing to do with freedom and freedom of speech. this is the weakness of and the beauty -- the abuse of freedom. i hope the day will come in which politicians will not seek to offend those whom others hold holy. but we also believe that this must also be resolved in a humane atmosphere in a coordinating environment and we do not like anyone losing their lives or being killed for any reason all over the world. >> there are protesters threatening to behead and kill americans at the embassies, do you feel they should stop? >> you see, i cannot determine what people should or nations should do. but i do think that extremists give following and subsequent ext ext ex
because of an affair. u.s. official says the affair came to light because of an e-mail investigation by the fbi sparked by a complaint of harassing e-mails alleged willie sent by petraeus' biographer. she spent months in afghanistan interviewing petraeus for the book. >>> to the recovery in superstorm sandy, nearly two weeks after the storm, frustration is boiling over. >> can't get lights on for my kids. i can't get power, heat, garbage pickup? >> more than 280,000 people across the region are still without power. nj will ew jersey's governor ch christie expects power to be back statewide by tonight. he says life will be back for most of new jersey come sunday. >>> top-ranked alabama lost the tonight 29-24 to 15th ranked texas a&m. an interception at the goal line in the final two minutes preserved the win for the aggies. texas a&m had led 20-0 at the end of the first quarter. >>> and the marine corps is celebrating its 237th birthday today. it was founded in 1775 by a resolution passed during the second continental congress. celebration includes a birthday ball and cake cutting cer
that a lot of the assad military are using weapons they've got from iran. is that true? and how long will you continue to support assad, given the appalling conditions, the humanitarian catastrophe that we are all watching? at what point do you, the president of iran, say enough of this violence? >> translator: i do believe that we must all say enough of this violence right now. six months ago i said enough of this violence. our opinion, vis-a-vis the issue of syria and other nations, is completely clear. we do believe that freedom, the right to choose, the right to vote, respect and justice is the fundamental right of all people. all people must obtain these rights. no one has the right to restrict a people and nation, but we believe, as a friend of nations, we must help the nations around the world to obtain these rights through peaceful paths, through peaceful actions, and we have worked hard. i am now hard at work to organize a contact group in order to bring the two sides into a point of national agreement. >> but, mr. president, do you condemn the level of violence that president assad
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